Dawn joined James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. in August 1993 as a real estate paralegal. Since May 1995, she has worked exclusively for the firm in family law. Dawn graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in Administrative Justice minoring in Psychology and Paralegal Studies. In 2006, she acquired and has maintained her North Carolina Certified Paralegal designation. Dawn is extremely detail oriented and uses her considerable multitasking skills to help families in transition providing support to the attorneys and her clients. Dawn assists her clients by providing regular contact and updates, managing the discovery process, drafting pleadings and correspondence. She also maintains all document productions and the client case files, prepares for mediations, hearings and trials.